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New York Times, Saturday, June 2, 1979

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,798

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Across
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Circles of glory : HALOS
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"When the ___ abroad, the mice play": Florio : CATIS
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Embarrassed action at Detroit : RECALL
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Maltreated : ABUSED
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Biblical weather : FORTYDAYSOFRAIN
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Double-reeds : OBOES
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Four: Comb. form : TETRA
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Gosh! : GEE
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Sudden assault : RAID
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Like Joe Miller jokes : STALE
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Stronghold : BASE
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City lines : ELS
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"___ Did You Get That Girl?" : WHERE
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Toned down : MUTED
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Mexican millinery item : SOMBRERO
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Loving touch : CARESS
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Pennies from heaven? : RAINFALLS
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Much impressed : STRUCK
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Sparkles : GLITTERS
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Treat's alternative : TRICK
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Harold Pinter's forte : DRAMA
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Joined : MET
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Meander : ROVE
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Get set for a shock : BRACE
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Hereditary transmitter : GENE
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One serve, one point : ACE
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Groove or fold : PLICA
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"Flying Dutchman" heroine : SENTA
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Yesterday's tears, so to speak : WATEROVERTHEDAM
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Rescind : REVOKE
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Nap raiser : TEASEL
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Pass along : REFER
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Hard to restrain : EAGER
Down
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Reason for awarding a D.S.C. : HEROISM
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Took steps : ACTED
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Macaulay's "___ of Ancient Rome" : LAYS
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Around a long time : OLD
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Untidy woman : SLATTERN
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She introduced the one-step : CASTLE
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"Every hero becomes ___ at last": Emerson : ABORE
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Porous rock : TUFA
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Mideast rep. : ISR
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Channel to salt water : SEAGATE
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Sergeant fish : ROBALO
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Double daggers : DIESES
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Warnings on fairways : FORES
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Annus Domini : YEAROFGRACE
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Can't do without : NEEDS
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Lord of the sands : SHEIK
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Blast of gunfire : BURST
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Downfall : WRACK
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Its population was decorated for bravery: 1942 : MALTA
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Actor Dern : BRUCE
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Region, to Keats : CLIME
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Chosen dish by dish : ALACARTE
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Wind indicator : STRAW
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Pointed surgical tool : TROCAR
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"Rosie" of W.W. II : RIVETER
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Diaskeuast : EMENDER
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Landlord's income : RENTAL
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Power Noah didn't have : STEAM
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Coachman : DRIVER
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Soho fellow : BLOKE
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Honkers : GEESE
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Exam giver : PROF
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Mop of hair : SHAG
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Brink of an event : EVE
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Brew in a bag : TEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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